How to crochet beads into work

In this DROPS video we show how to crochet beads into your work.

Before starting your work put as many beads as you are planning to use on the yarn with the help of a sewing needle. Push away the beads and cast on as regular. Crochet until you want to start putting the beads in the work.

The video first show how you add beads when working dc (UK tr) on RS, then working on WS, then finally how to add beads when working sc (UK dc). When working dc (UK tr) you pick up the thread behind the bead, work the dc in following stitch as normally, make sure to move the bead to front or to back before last pull through.
When working sc (UK dc) you pick up the thread behind the bead, pull trough, skip the following stitch, and work next stitch as normally.
On next row of dc/sc make sure to work the st on top of the bead to keep number of sts constant on row. Wash your garment inside out and also to use a laundry bag to be extra careful with the beads.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where you can use this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

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Comments (2)

Louise 12.06.2012 - 20:20:

Great clear videos - no sound though?

Lana 05.02.2012 - 10:18:

Hi, how do you add more beads to the rest of the piece ?

Drops Design 06.02.2012 - 17:40:

Either you put these beads on from the beg, or you have to cut the yarn and put beads on and then continue.

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